Wednesday last week I had the honour of giving a keynote speech on behalf of BusinessEurope at a workshop on European Standards Supporting the Digital Transformation organised by CEN-CENELEC.
First of all a big congratulations to the organisers -- this workshop was extremely well organised and very inspiring.
In my presentation I tried to outline the basic strategic red-lines for industry when it comes to standardisation for the digital transformation. You can view the slide deck here:
The key message may be summarised as global - global - global. In addition, it is important to have clear understanding about which kind of standardisation deliverables we are talking. And we need to be aware that it will not be one single standards body delivering the standards that are needed but cooperation will be critical - including with global fora/consortia which contribute some of the most relevant global ICT specifications.